New York GOYA Youth Present Donation for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
Feb 22, 2013
NEW YORK – Representatives of the GOYA groups in New York’s five boroughs presented a donation to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, totaling $7,000 dollars as their contribution to the relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The GOYA group, led by Fr. John Lardas, proistamenos of SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY, visited the Archdiocese headquarters, Feb. 20, and were received by His Eminence in his office. The presenters were Constantine Halkias of Holy Cross, Brooklyn, NY; Penelope Zbravos and Nicholas Argyrios both of St. Demetrios, Jamaica, NY. They said they raised the money during their annual Christmas Party last December and they unanimously voted to donate the proceeds to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.
(L to R) Ted Germanakos, Fr. John Lardas, Nicole Maliotakis, Constantine Halkias, Nicholas Argyrios, Archbishop Demetrios, Penelope Zbravos and other members of the group (Photos © Dimitrios Panagos/GOA)
In particular they presented three checks to the Archbishop as follows: A check for $5,000 for the Archdiocesan Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund; Two checks of $1,000 each to the Siller Foundation and Project Hospitality Hurricane Relief Fund. The last two checks were presented by His Eminence to Greek-American State Assemblywoman Nicole Maliotakis whose district (parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island) and its people were severely affected by the hurricane. Accompanying the youth group was Ted Germanakos of Zoodohos Pegee in the Bronx, NY, who chaired last year’s Christmas party. The Five-Borough GOYA falls under the auspices of the Youth Department of the Direct Archdiocese District.
(Photos © Dimitrios Panagos/GOA)
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